Mentor Application


  • Applications are OPEN!
  • Applications Close: JANUARY 31, 2017 - The deadline has been extended until FEBRUARY 28, 2017!

Mentoring opportunities are on a volunteer basis.



You will receive a successful submission notification if your application has been processed. If you do NOT receive a successful submission notification, review to ensure you have completed all required fields then resubmit.

Note: Completed applications can be emailed to or faxed to (301) 897-8096.

Download the application here: 2017 Hutton Mentor Application




The principal goal of the Hutton Program is to stimulate interest in pursuing fisheries science and aquatic resources management careers among high school students from groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities and women.

Application to the program is open to all current 11th and 12th grade high school students regardless of race, creed, or gender. Because the principal goal of the program is to increase diversity within the fisheries professions, preference will be given to qualified women and minority applicants.


Note: Mentor applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to recruit students, by visiting classes and communicating with science teachers and guidance counselors in local high schools.
Become a Hutton Champion and fill out the form to receive recruitment materials

--  Recruitment materials are available for download on the 'Resource Bucket Page', and can be requested by filling out the Contact us form.

-- Guidance on creating an appropriate project for a high school student and sample project descriptions from previous mentors can be provided upon request. 

--  All mentor and student applicants will be notified by April, 2017 of their acceptance status and student match

--  Selected mentors must meet in person with his/her student match by May, 2017

--  Selected mentors must submit an acceptance letter by May, 2017. Mentors who do not submit an acceptance letter will be disqualified from participating as a mentor in the 2016 Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

For any questions/concerns, please contact


The Summer 2017 Hutton Mentor application period has now closed. Please check back this fall for Summer 2018 application information.